Who’s Interested In An RFP Resource Site?

I need your help today. Specifically, I’m looking for some feedback on an idea a colleague and I have about creating an online Request For Proposal (RFP) portal that nonprofit arts and culture orgs could use, free of charge, to post RFPs and solicit bids. Here’s an overview: The site would accept listings for all the things organizations solicit bids for: IT, web, CRM/Ticketing, grant writing, marketing, data analysis, etc. Submitting listings would be free. In order to maintain a necessary degree of confidentiality, listings would remain behind a paid subscription wall. … Read more

Print With A Purpose

We tend to question whether or not we still need to place print advertising. The efficacy of newspaper ads  depends on your market and target audience. That said, I just saw a really great use of a print ad that is totally outside the box. Love Beauty and Planet recently placed an ad in the New York Times that isn’t just an ad, but it is actually wrapping paper. Not only does this adhere to the brand’s philosophy of being environmentally-friendly, but it is also clearly tailored to their target audience: women. … Read more

Does Your State Prohibit Non-Voting Board Directors?

A few years back I made a post addressing the assumption that ex officio positions on a board of directors were automatically non-voting. Spoilers: That is not the case. Apropos to that, I recently became aware of a 2009 law in California that prohibits non-profit organizations from having non-voting directors. I wasn’t aware that such restrictions existed anywhere so check the laws in your state. Thus, a nonprofit corporation may not have non-voting members on its board of directors. One of the rationales for this change was to clarify the use of … Read more

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